Pacific Western Group’s Colborne remembered
BUSRide joins with Motor Coach Canada (MCC) and the entire North American bus and coach industry in expressing sadness over the passing of Robert B. Colborne (R.B.) on May 15 following a brief illness. Colborne was 85.
Colborne was the founder and chairman of the Pacific Western Group of Companies, Calgary, AB, Canada, a group of more than 20 transportation companies. That group includes Colborne’s pride and joy Red Arrow Lines, which connects the central cities of Alberta with luxurious coach service.
MCC remembered “R.B.” as a man of integrity, with a deep commitment to his values. With a steadfast confidence in his people he built one of North America’s largest (privately held) transportation companies.
In recognition of Colborne’s contributions, the Ontario Motor Coach Association honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
In lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made directly to the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta (LDAA) 340 – 1202 Centre St. SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 545 or The PREP Program, Woodbridge PREP Centre 2004 – 12 Ave. NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1J7. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family at www.piersons.ca.